22 Apr 2012

125 injured in train collision

12:05 pm on 22 April 2012

Almost 125 people were injured when two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam on Saturday evening.

Police said 13 had major injuries and 43 or 44 were badly injured. About 70 had minor injuries.

Some were lifted from the wreckage by cranes and taken to hospital by helicopter.

The incident happened near Sloterdijk, to the west of the capital.

One of the trains involved serves the cities of Den Helder and Nijmegen, while the other runs between Amsterdam and Uitgeest. Neither train was derailed.